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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word in "My Dungeon Shook" does the author define as meaning "that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it"?
(a) Compulsion.
(b) Atonement.
(c) Integration.
(d) Revenge.

2. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?
(a) "That your life is fluid."
(b) "That you are destined for greatness."
(c) "What white people say about you."
(d) "That you are attainable."

3. What is the name of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) George Baldwin.
(b) David Baldwin.
(c) John Baldwin.
(d) James Baldwin.

4. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Made it to the North."
(b) "Left."
(c) "Achieved so much."
(d) "Survived."

5. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was an angry baby.
(b) He was a small baby.
(c) He was a big baby.
(d) He was a temperamental baby.

6. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "I was engulfed."
(b) "I was given faith."
(c) "I suddenly saw the light."
(d) "My chains fell off."

7. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?
(a) "We are educated."
(b) "We are one."
(c) "They are dead."
(d) "They are free."

8. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Integrity.
(b) Diligence.
(c) Apprehension.
(d) Inhumanity.

9. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?
(a) "One hundred years too soon."
(b) "Two hundred years too soon."
(c) "Two hundred years too late."
(d) "One hundred years too late."

10. How does the author describe the recipient's character in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Tough, dark, vulnerable, moody."
(b) "Kind, holy, and venerable."
(c) "Calm, collected, at peace."
(d) "Reactionary, divisive, impulsive."

11. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Uncomfortable or wary.
(b) Inexcusable.
(c) Disrespectful or rude.
(d) Plausible.

12. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) Andrew Johnson.
(d) James Buchanan.

13. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Clarity.
(b) Resentment.
(c) Love.
(d) Faith.

14. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?
(a) "What they know."
(b) "What they've forgotten."
(c) "Faith."
(d) "Intuition."

15. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were" what?
(a) "On a road to success."
(b) "A part of the American Dream."
(c) "A worthless human being."
(d) "On the road to failure."

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to the condition of being lower in status or quality than others?

2. What does the author describe his ancestors picking in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. When did Charles Dickens die?

4. Where did Homer live?

5. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," " There is no reason for you to try to become like" what?

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